I found the G-spot… I mean Map!

OK I couldn’t resist… because I am very excited to have found Gmaps Pedometer http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/ I think it’s one of those basic secrets of running geeks (the lady at The Running Room http://www.runningroom.com/ told me about it) and now that I know about it my runs will never be the same! Basically you go on it- type in an address, press start recording and then double click along a route you would like to run and VOILA! it tells you how far the route is. Mt friend had told me that Google has a similar type of thing but I couldn’t figure it out- this is super duper easy. Not knowing exactly how far I was running was always a bit frustrating as I would just go on time and approximate my distance. Now I know and I am hoping it will help with my focus. Today for example I mapped a 4 mile out and back route starting from my house- I know I have to get to Oak Street and that is where I turn around.

Yesterday I actually spent some time mapping out some fantasy routes, marvelling at the distances… hours of entertainment I tell ya!

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Author: mamalegato

Mama to six kids, theatre artist, doctoral researcher, voice teacher... slow and steady wins the race....

2 thoughts on “I found the G-spot… I mean Map!”

  1. Ya, these mapping tools (I use google) are starting to make it sink in how very, very LONG 26.2 miles really is! I was thinking I would run to Anne’s parent’s place in Steveston (the south end of Richmond) for one of my long runs, and I was thinking maybe the 18 or 20 mile day… so I map it out… it’s only 13 miles!!

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